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Latest News has just come in that The Chesterfield Musketeers have been requested to return to Jersey for the 10th year to perform at the famous Battle and Moonlight Parades during the World Famous Jersey Battle of Flowers.
The two books written by Life President Trevor Oldfield, "And the Band plays on" and "All For One" have both been tuned into AudioBooks by the Derbyshire Library Services and Brian Gibbs.
All the members arrive back in the UK following 3 amazing, Magical days in Disneyland.
The time has finally arrived...........
28th of November and it's Away We Go to Disneyland Paris.
Friday the 14th saw the band hold a "Race Night" and with the hard efforts of a few people we managed to raise £536.75
With practices towards Disney well on the way everyone is getting excited and looking forward to the Engagement.
12th October saw the band partake in their first ever Bag Pack at Asda on Derby Road in Spondon. Thanks to to big effort nearly £700 was raised in just a short time.
An excellent month with the Grant from the DCC being paid itno the Bank plus Enquiries comng in thick and fast for 2015. Already.
Thanks to a little bit of hard work we can now confirm we have been successful in obtaining a Grant from the Derbyshire County Coucil
Well Done Dave & Lisa for your Sponsored Zipline Challenge
The latest Social and Fund Raising Event is all planned for the 14th of November at the Soccerdome - Pride Park and it is a "Night At The Races"
Everyone is welcome to come along and have a flutter whilst meeting and enjoing the company of friends old and new.
A Great success and more Funds into the Kitty thanks to Sara Pug Twigg
September 21st saw one of the Members First attempt at a Fun Dog Show. This will take place at 12 Noon at Marehay Miners Welfare Ripley.
Everyone Welcome and all the details can be found at Muskies Dog Show run by Sara Pug Twigg
For some strange reason Enquiries are coming through on a Daily basis with most Organizers requesting the Band to return on the same day as performing this year.
As August comes to an End the Season is still in full flow with a return visit to Hinckley Carnival on 31st August 2014
This year for the Moonlight Parade it was decided to use Two Head Cam's to try and Capture the Parade from a Performers perspective. And if you want to see the Results follow the Link here.
With a week of Fun and Entertainment it was one if not the Best Weeks in Jersey. EVER.
With the excitement rising it is time for Battle.
For the second consecutive weekend the Band head off to the East Coast but this time a few miles further down the road to Chapel St Leonard's where again they lead the Parade but this time they were joined with Ali & Adam who had been representing the Band and Chesterfield Carnival the week before as little Muskies. As a reward they were invited to come along and Enjoy a weekend out with the Band.
The following day the Band headed East to attend the Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe Carnival where they lead the Parade and came away with the title of Best Presented Band on Parade. An award the Band also Won last year and on 10 previous years of attending.
Finally after 25 years The Original Chesterfield Carnival has returned home.
A last minute request to appear at Woodseats Woodseats Music Festival was taken.
Another local trip to Newton Carnival on the 12th July saw the sun shine and the temperatures reach the high 20's
With it being a tradition the first Saturday in July saw the short trip to Bakewell Carnival 5th July 2014
Saturday the 28th also saw a Gift of £500 being handed over to Kevin Oldfield from Wayne Hammond MD of local Company Multy Lift
Saturday 28th June quickly arrives and the Band returns to Whaley Bridge and the company of The Billerettes. As usual the Parade ends with an impromptu intermingle with The Billerettes to the amusement of the huge crowds.
Saturday 21st June and the Band return to the High Peaks with a visit to Chapel en le Frith. Following leading the Parade along with our friends The Billerettes the Band performed an Arena Display by popular demand.
Saturday 14th June saw the band return to the first of three weekends in the High Peak with the first trip to New Mills.
Another busy weekend for the Band with a Musical Set in the Town Centres Low Pavements on the Saturday and a return visit to Hasland Carnival the following day sees a double weekend in Chesterfield.
Following a long week of activity the Band lead the Parade of Witness around Chesterfield and participated in a few selective photo's before relaxing at the Cock & Magpie.
The following day on the 23rd of May the Band appeared at The IPRO (Pride Park) Stadium in aid of Charity.
On the 22nd of May a great turn out watched the Charity Match which again was Won by the Experienced players captained by Kevin Oldfield.
With the busy Bank Holiday period getting close, preparations are in place for;
Thursday Evening 7pm K.O. Charity Football Match and Fundraising Event at The Proact Stadium - Chesterfield FC
Friday Evening 7pm K.O. Charity Football Match and Fund Raising Event at The IPRO Stadium - Derby County FC
Bank Holiday Monday 10am Start. Parade of Witness Chesterfield Town Hall
Following a Big Surge to Fund raise we have several options where everyone and anyone can Donate, Pledge or Purchase Online.
Follow the Link below to Donate
As the Season quickly approaches the Band is split between learning new tunes and a Display and raising funds for the Overseas trips. First off the mark was Kyle Dyche who turned a Sponsored Run into a 10K Drag Run. As a joke someone offered to Sponsor him a large amount if he did it in a Dress. Kyle obliged only if the sponsors were over £100. Over £200 of Sponsors came in so with a New Dress & Wig Kyle set off on an extended 10K run from Alvaston Park in Derby to Markeaton Park and back. Just over 7 Miles later Kyle arrived back to a welcome round of applause and a Night out at Pizza Hut courtesy of our Chairman and his Wife.
Well Done Kyle Dyche (& Dad)
It's Official We're Off To Disneyland Paris.
We have been invited to perform at the Disneyland Paris resort in the "Play In The Music" Parade in France.
Further details to follow as Disneyland Paris want to include the Band in the Christmas Shows at the end of November.
Three more engagements confirmed are in partnership with Chesterfield Carnival and Chesterfield Borough Council at at the New Square in Chesterfield Town Centre.
Saturday May 17th 11am till 2pm
Saturday 7th June 11am till 2pm
Saturday 19th June 11am till 2pm
Plenty more Videos online on the Video Link. Nothing special just a few from Sundays practice.
Another Video session is arranged for Sunday 6th as more members have swelled the ranks and Disneyland Paris need verification.
More Bookings are coming in with Hinckley Carnival the latest to confirm
A big push in Fundraising is taking place and as every penny counts we are being supported by Easyfundraising.org.uk who also donate money back to our cause for purchasing on line through their site. Follow the link to see how easy it is.......
Please check it out and support our Cause.
With the weather changing so has the practices and amount of engagement enquiries. Confirmations have just come in for New Mills, Chapel en le Frith and Chapel st Leonard.
Finally The CD of the Live Performance Recording has been released.
"60 Years on the March" 60th Anniversary Recording.
Following popular demand our Social Networking links have all been updated;
Bookings are coming through on a daily basis with enquiries to perform at, Pilsley, Retford, Staveley, Stonebroom, New Mills and Chapel en le Frith.
Fundraising efforts have stepped up with registration to
Please follow the link, register your name and Support The Chesterfield Musketeers
"Marching Back Home"
Finally after 25 years it is back where it belongs.
The Chesterfield Carnival will be resurrected and will take place on 26th July 2014 on Stand Road Park.
January 11th saw the Band enter The Outram Street Arts and Media Studios in Sutton in Ashfield. After an hour of playing 16 Raw Tracks were recorded ready for polishing up later next week.
1953 - 2013
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